London: A 25-year-old British Muslim woman wearing a long gown and face veil was racially abused and called "Batman" by a man while shopping in a grocery store here.
A still from the video, which shows the man repeatedly asking Saed "Why do you wear that?", referring to her veil. Pic/Youtube
Ahlam Saed was mocked in a corner shop by a man for her outfit in front of his two children. "I only wanted to get a packet of Starburst. I walked in and he decided to call me Batman and started singing the theme tune," said Saed, who filmed the incident on her mobile phone.
"My kids can't even see your face, who are you? Are you a man or woman?" the man said. Saed said she became "petrified" as the man grew increasingly irate after she called him "ignorant".
Saed, who moved to London when she was two, said she has faced more abuse in recent months than ever before. "It's getting worse since the Brussels and Paris attacks," she said.